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January 2004


Geraldine E. Parish

Geraldine Estella Muth Parish went to be with her Lord and Saviour on Dec. 29, 2003, in Kingman.

One of six children, Gerry was born March 13, 1932, in Republic County, Kan., to George Fred Muth and Ila Marie Elliot Muth.

Gerry married Ted Parish on April 10, 1963. Together they shared their lives with their children: Charles Gartman Parish of Saticoy, Calif., Marie and Jerry Allen of Hooker, Okla., Donna and Larry Gaines of Tecumseh, Okla., Donald and Linda Parish of Oceanside, Calif., Starr Crawford of Phoenix, Donald and Christine Crawford of Phoenix, Linda Simpson of Hemit, Calif., and T.J. and Becky Parish of Dolan Springs.

Gerry is survived by: her husband, Ted, of Dolan Springs; their children; three brothers, Delbert Muth of Oakview, Calif., Harold and Elissa Muth of Kingman and David and Kathy Muth of Pilot Rock, Ore.; 15 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends.

A memorial service was held Saturday Jan. 3, 2004, at the family home at 18549 Sunflower in Dolan Springs. In lieu of flowers, a Gerry Parish Memorial Fund has been established at The Stockmen's Bank, P. O. Box 1328, Dolan Springs, Ariz. 86441.

Marion Stratman

Marion Stratman, 82, of Kingman died Wednesday Dec.17, 2003, at The Gardens Care Center in Kingman.

Mrs. Stratman was born June 12, 1921, in Holyoke, Colo. She moved to Kingman 15 years ago from Las Vegas, Nev.

She was a bookkeeper for the Valley Times in Nevada. She retired and went back to work for the Nevada Housing Authority.

She is survived by: her husband, Joseph Stratman of Kingman; a daughter, Kathryn Stratman of Kingman; a son, Mark Stratman of Las Vegas; two granddaughters, Katy Walden of Estancia, N.M., and Kristina Downey of Kingman; a grandson, Daniel Downey of Prescott Valley; a son-in-law, Breck Walden of Estancia; a daughter-in-law, Chantel Downey of Prescott Valley; and three great-grandchildren, Amy and David Walden of Estancia and Levi Daniel Downey of Prescott Valley.

The funeral was held Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, at St. Mary's Catholic Church, 302 E. Spring St., Kingman. Interment was in Mountain View Cemetery.

Bonnie Lynn Cook

Bonnie Lynn Cook, 36, of Kingman. Ariz., died on Dec. 26, 2003 in Kingman.

She was born on June 30, 1967 in Coal City, Ill. She has lived in the Kingman area for 24 years, having moved here from Phoenix.

She graduated from Kingman High School in 1985, from Cosmetology School in 1989 and has worked as a nail tech at Bit of Heaven for the past 3 years.

Surviving relatives and loved ones include: Nancy DeBaca, mother, and Cecil DeBaca, stepfather, of Show Low, Ariz.; Philip Mortimer, father, and Rosa Martinez, stepmother, of Phoenix, Ariz.; Stephen Peats, stepfather, and Kim Peats, stepmother, of Kingman; Connie Mains, sister, and Robert Mains, brother-in-law, of Kingman; Natasha, Heather, Nicole and Trent Mains, nieces and nephew, of Kingman; David Thompson, fiancé, of Kingman; Troy, Trina and Crystal Thompson, children of fiancé, of Kingman; step-siblings Ricki, Veronica and Lori Lopez; Gypsy and Steven Peats; and numerous aunts and uncles.

Visitation was on Friday, Jan. 2, 2004, and services were on Saturday Jan. 3. Burial was in Mountain View Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, donations to any domestic violence organization in her name would be appreciated.

Deloris Davis

Deloris “Dee” Davis, loving wife and mother, was born on April 7, 1931 in Cleveland, Okla., and departed this life at home in Kingman, Ariz., on Jan. 2, 2004 at the age of 72.

She was united in marriage to Willis W. “Bill” Davis in Hamilton County, Ill., on April 21, 1947. Mr. and Mrs. Davis enjoyed 50 years of marriage and created many happy memories for their children. Their union was blessed with four children: Jack L. Davis of Wayne City, Ill., Dottie Yarnell, Pam Prince and Dee Davis, all of Kingman. Deloris was blessed with 10 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

Throughout the years, Deloris made her home wherever jobs and life led her. She began her life in Cleveland, Okla., and eventually traveled to the oil fields of Southern Illinois where she met Bill — her partner, friend and husband.

She spent time in Illinois, Texas and Nebraska before she settled with her family in Aden, Ill. She worked side by side with her husband on a grain farm where they raised corn, soybeans and their four children.

Bill’s health brought them to Southern Arizona in the late1970s. Here they made a home and found many new friends. Deloris’s daughters followed her to Arizona and made their homes in Kingman. Deloris has been a resident of Kingman for the past six years.

Deloris was well-loved by family and friends and will be sorely missed by all. We thank God for his blessings and comfort at this time, and for the blessing of our dear Mother.

A memorial service was to be held at the Cornerstone Baptist Church, 4220 N. Sierra Road, Kingman, on Jan. 5, 2004, officiated by Pastor George Gilbert.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Southern Baptist Children’s Home and Family Services, 949 County Rd., 1300 Carmi, Ill. 62821.

Edgar B. Young

Edgar B. Young, 72, died at home in Kingman on Sunday Dec. 28, 2003.

He was born in Cripple Creek, Colo., to Mary Fay and Edgar Young on Jan. 21, 1931.

He attended Cripple Creek High School and served in the U.S. Navy as a machinist.

After working as a miner in Colorado, Montana, New Mexico and the Nevada Test Site, he moved to California in 1962 and worked in the aerospace industry until his retirement.

He was marred to Glenavee Ward on June 2, 1951, in Raton, N.M.

After his family, his great joy was fishing and teaching children how to fish.

Survivors include: his wife; and three sons, Edgar (Cathy) of Huntington Beach, Calif., Kelly (Cindy) of Longmont, Colo., and Timothy (Gloria) of Whittier, Calif. His grandchildren are Rachel, Trevor, Eric, Christian and Hannah Young.

Also surviving are: three sisters, Mary Jordan of Chino, Calif., June Simpson of Elko, Nev., and Barbara Covert of Escondido, Calif.; and many other relatives.

He was cremated and will be interred in Cripple Creek.

Joe Trent

Joe Trent of Tulare, Calif., and formerly of Kingman died Friday Jan. 2, 2004, in Visalia, Calif.

Mr. Trent was born Jan. 7, 1933, in Missouri. He and his wife, Bernice, operated Kingman Discount Mobile Home Sales for several years before his retirement. They also served other businesses in California, Oklahoma, Arkansas and Arizona since 1961.

Mr. Trent served in the Army during the early 1950s.

He was survived by his wife of Tulare; three sons, Mark Joe of Missouri and Steven and Dana, both of California; a daughter, Jolynn, of California; two brothers, Maurice of Missouri and Edward of Kingman; and two sisters, Louise and Margie, both of California.

The graveside funeral was conducted Wednesday Jan. 7, 2004, in Lindsay, Calif., by his brother Pastor Edward Z. Trent of the Church of God in Kingman.

Cathrine J. Jones

Cathrine J. Jones, 25, of Kingman died Friday Jan. 2, 2004. Mrs. Jones was born May 25, 1978, in Caldwell, Idaho. She moved to Kingman five years ago from Redmond, Ore. She attended high school and loved writing poetry. She was survived by: her husband, Timothy Jones of Kingman; her parents, Rob and Cindy Hackworth of Kingman; two brothers, Bill Hackworth and Robert Hackworth, both of Kingman; a grandfather, Mel Goodman of Kingman; a grandmother, Hazel Ballard of Grand Junction, Colo.; and aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

A memorial service was held Wednesday Jan. 7, 2004, at Canyon Community Church.

Donna Marie Lam

Donna Marie Lam passed away on Wednesday, Dec. 31, 2003, in Kingman, Ariz.

She was born March 2, 1957, to George and Bernice Lam in St. Louis, Mo. Donna was a longtime resident of Kingman, settling here in 1983. From 1992 to 1996, she lived in Albuquerque and Dallas, but her heart was in Kingman. She moved back in 1996 and lived here ever since.

She is survived by her loving parents, George and Bernice, who also live in Kingman; her younger sister, Nancy of San Diego, Calif.; her twin brothers, Bill, who lives in Mount Vernon, Wash., and Toby, who resides in Uniontown, Pa.; and her three adoring children, Tamara Broadbent of Kingman and Timothy Poe and Billy Poe of Lake Havasu City, Ariz.

Donna was co-owner of Mohave Estate Management Offices (MEMO) located in Kingman. Her passion was helping people and she lived it every day of her life. She spent her time and energy ensuring the welfare of her clients and provided guardianship over their estates.

As the oldest of four children, she selflessly provided guidance and support to family members, truly living her faith in God daily.

She was a prominent member of the Kingman community as a member of the Chamber of Commerce, president of KAAP and president of the local chapter of the Make a Wish Foundation.

She was also a member of the task force of Aiding Elder People, the Emergence Association, the National Guardian Association and the Arizona Fiduciary Association. She attended First Assembly of God Church in Kingman.

As a Daughter, Mother, Sister, Grandmother, Niece and Friend, Donna will be missed.

A celebration of her life, her love and her legacy was held at First Assembly of God Church in Kingman on Tuesday Jan. 6, 2004.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to the Donna Marie Memorial Fund at Mission Bank.

Arrangements were entrusted to Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home, Lake Havasu City.

“Do not stand at my grave and weep, I am not there, I do not sleep, I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond's glint on snow, I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn's rain. Do not stand at my grave and cry, I am not there. I did not die.

Carl Lee Bowen

Carl was born in Gadsden, Ala., in 1925. He served his country in the European theater in World War II, where he earned a Bronze Star for valor. He also earned the Combat Infantry Badge and Purple Heart for wounds he received in the Ardennes campaign.

Carl is survived by: three sons, John, Fred and Terry; one daughter, Carla; and a brother, Paul Bowen.

Cremation was by Lietz-Fraze Funeral Home in Lake Havasu City.

Memorial services and interment will be Jan. 30, 2004, in National Cemetery, Boulder City, Nev.

Peggy J. Ruvalcaba

Peggy Jean Ruvalcaba, 44, of Kingman died Tuesday Dec. 30, 2003, at her home.

Miss Ruvalcaba was born Oct. 26, 1959, in Los Angeles. She moved to Kingman 23 years ago from Covina, Calif. She completed schooling through one year of college and had been employed at Kingman Regional Hospital until 1989.

She was survived by a son, Cruz Ruvalcaba, a brother, Edward Stubblefield, and a sister, Mary Hernandez, all of Kingman, and several nieces and nephews of Kingman.

Visitation and the funeral were Friday Jan. 9, 2004, at Suttom Memorial Funeral Home.

Laurel Lynn Diamond

Laurie, a third generation Arizonian, was born in Kingman on Nov. 11, 1952, and passed away in Gainesville, Fla., on Dec. 23, 2003. She was 51.

She was educated in Kingman public schools and attended Northern Arizona University. She received her degree in business administration in Gainesville.

She is survived by: her husband, Ken Diamond of Florida; two children, Crystal Williams and Peter Candello, both of Lake Havasu City; her grandson, Ryan Candello of Lake Havasu City; her mother, Georgie Ann Witt-Wetherill of Sun City West; two sisters, Cynthia Ann Blackstock of Kingman and Melanie Jane David of Phoenix; two brothers, Michael Austin Witt of Wilhoit and Steven Frank Witt of Phoenix; four nephews and one niece; and one grand nephew.

Laurie was preceded in death by her father, George Austin Witt; her paternal grandparents, the Rev. Rupert and Ruby Witt; and her maternal grandparents, Mohave County pioneers Frank and Emma Kayser.

Cremation was in Florida. A memorial service was held Saturday, Jan. 10, 2004, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 423 Spring St., Kingman.

In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the charity of your choice.

Joseph Donald Truelove

Joe started Truelove Plumbing Co. in 1957 in Los Angeles, Calif., before moving his family and business to Lake Havasu City, Ariz., in 1968.

He opened the Kingman office in 1973 in the same building that proudly bears his name today.

Joe's hard work and uncompromising approach to business made every Truelove Plumbing branch successful. That same approach lives on today as will his name.

Joe was preceded in death by his daughter, Cathy, grandson Ryan and granddaughter Kimberly.

Joe is survived by: his beloved wife of 61 years, Dorothy; daughters Patty, Theresa, Loretta, Rosemary, Margaret, Christine and MaryJo; and sons Jerry, Joe Jr., Jim and Billy. He is also survived by his brother, Bob, and sisters Shirley, Mary and Edna. Joe has countless grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren as well as numerous friends.

Dad, you will be greatly missed, you made all of us proud.

A private service was held Tuesday Jan. 6, 2004.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital or the Lingenfelter Alzheimer's Center.

Christopher Worsell

Christopher Worsell, 45, of Golden Valley died Dec. 19, 2003, at his home.

Chris was born Sept. 12, 1958, in London, England. He moved to Mohave County two years ago from England. He was a mechanic and handyman. He was a member of the River Cruisers Car Club.

Chris loved Arizona and will be sadly missed by all who loved him.

He was survived by his life partner, Carol Crawford of Golden Valley; and his mother and a sister and daughter of England.

Chad R. Gorder

Chad Richard Gorder, beloved son and brother, was called home on Jan. 10, 2004, at the age of 25 in Phoenix, Ariz.

Chad was born on Jan. 5, 1979, in Bridgeport, Neb. He was a 1998 graduate of Kingman High School and was currently living with his sister in Tempe, Ariz. He is survived by his father and mother, Randy and Kip Gorder of Kingman; one sister, Michaela Gorder of Tempe; and his grandparents Richard and Joyce Gorder of Watertown, S.D. He was preceded in death by his grandparents C.E. (Ed) and Margaret Riddell.

A celebration of his life will be held at Grace Lutheran Church at 2 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, 2004. Arrangements are by Messinger Indian School Mortuary.

Colleen E. O’Hara

Colleen E. O’Hara, 26, of Kingman passed away Sunday Jan. 11, 2004, in Dolan Springs.

Ms. O’Hara was born on Dec. 12, 1977, in Ridgewood, NJ. She moved to Kingman seven years ago from Colorado.

She attended Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, N.Y. She was employed by Kingman Regional Medical Center as a nurse's aide.

She is survived by her father and mother, Terrence G. and Mary O’Hara of Kingman; two brothers; Patrick O’Hara of Oregon and Terrence John O’Hara of New York; and two daughters, Ashley E. and Mary R. O’Hara of Kingman.

Visitation will be from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Friday Jan. 16 at Sutton Funeral Home. Services and burial will be private.

Richard E. Parks

Richard Earl Parks, 64, of Kingman passed away Friday Jan. 9, 2004, at the Gardens Care Center.

Mr. Parks was born on May 26, 1939, in Bethany, Mo. He moved to Kingman two years ago from Concord, Calif.

He attended high school and worked 31 years for United Airlines as a mechanic and later moving up to engineering. He earned many awards, including mechanic of the month twice.

Mr. Parks served four years in the Air Force.

He could make anything out of wood, metal of plastic.

He is survived by: his wife, Carolyn Parks of Kingman; his son Ken Parks of Oakley, Calif; his daughter and son-in-law, Sheryl and Lloyd Berges of Oakley; grandsons Phillip Holman of Stafford, Va., and Sam Berges of Oakley; and many other relatives and a host of friends.

A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday Jan. 17, 2004, at 1981 E. Rutherford St. His remains will be cremated.

Anne B. Dauvilliers

Anne B. Dauvilliers, 81, of Kingman passed away Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mrs. Dauvilliers was born in Prescott on July 28, 1922. She graduated from the University of California School of Nursing in 1959. She worked in pediatrics and orthopedics and was the director of nursing at the Daniel Freeman Hospital in Inglewood, Calif. Mrs. Dauvilliers also served as assistant professor of nursing at Mount St. Mary’s College in Los Angeles.

She was a former Catholic nun who served the Order of St. Joseph for 25 years.

She eventually moved to Arizona where she and her husband, Lorrain, retired. They enjoyed traveling to France and Italy.

Mrs. Dauvilliers was survived by: her husband, Lorrain Dauvilliers of Kingman; three sisters-in-law, Madeline Terrin of Kingman, Ruth Terrin of Prescott, Anna Terrin of Payson; and many nieces and nephews.

Visitation will be held Friday, Jan 16, 2004, at Sutton Mortuary from 5 to 6 p.m. Services will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan 17, 2004, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church.

Burial will be in Prescott.

Colleen E. O’Hara

Colleen E. O’Hara, 26, of Kingman passed away Sunday Jan. 11, 2004, in Dolan Springs.

Ms. O’Hara was born on Dec. 12, 1977, in Ridgewood, NJ. She moved to Kingman seven years ago from Colorado.

She attended Pine Bush High School in Pine Bush, N.Y. She was employed by Kingman Regional Medical Center as a nurse's aide.

She is survived by her father and mother, Terrence G. and Mary O’Hara of Kingman; two brothers; Patrick O’Hara of Oregon and Terrence John O’Hara of New York; and two daughters, Ashley E. and Mary R. O’Hara of Kingman.

Visitation was Friday Jan. 16 at Sutton Funeral Home. Services and burial were private.

Mary E. Burch

Mary Elizabeth Burch, 82, passed away at Kingman Regional Medical Center on Monday, Jan.12, 2004. She was born to Loyd Potter and Martha Stillwell Potter in Eaton Rapids, Mich., on Jan. 10, 1922.

Mary retired from the food service industry at the Branch Intermediate School District, Waldron Center. After retirement, she drove clients to and from appointments for Social Services in Coldwater, Mich. She was a lifelong member of the Assembly of God Church. She retired here six years ago for health reasons. She will be sorely missed and always loved by those that knew and loved her.

Mary is survived by: her husband, Clarence Burch of Coldwater; six children, Mr. and Mrs. Louis (Elsie) Owens of South Pittsburgh, Tenn., Mr. and Mrs. Wayne Burch of Hinesville, Ga., Mr. and Mrs. Allen Burch of Kalamazoo, Mich., Mr. and Mrs. Steve Potter of Kingman, Sue Hagerty of Kalamazoo and Rebecca Burch of Coldwater; one sister, Verna Potter of Michigan; and one brother, Dale Potter of Arizona; 17 Grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews.

Viewing was Friday, Jan.16, 2004, at Victory Life Center, 2380 Northern Ave. in Kingman. Funeral services followed at 3 p.m. with the Rev. Royce Walker officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery, 1301 Stockton Hill Road in Kingman.

Arrangements were by Lake Havasu Mortuary.

Charles Duncan Sr.

Charles H. Duncan Sr., 81, of Kingman passed away Dec. 23, 2003 in Kingman.

Mr. Duncan was born Feb. 9, 1922 in Clinton, Tenn., and was a resident of Kingman for the past five years.

Mr. Duncan is survived by: his wife of 61 years, Vivian, of Kingman; two daughters, Joanne Duncan of Kingman and Sherry Ann Smith of California; two sons, Charles Duncan of Kingman and Mason Duncan of Paso Robles, Calif.; one brother, Mason of Baltimore, Md.; and two sisters, Opal Miller of Florida and Rachel Koennecker of Sun City, as well as many grand and great-grandchildren.

Mr. Duncan served in the U.S. Army from 1938-1944 and had retired after 33 years with Lockheed Service as an electronic engineer.

He was a member of the American Legion and the Elks of Ontario as well as the VFW.

Services were held Dec. 27, 2003, at Sutton Funeral Home. Mr. Duncan was buried at Mountain View Cemetery and a full military service was dedicated to him.

Jimmie Blevins

Jimmie Don Blevins, 68, of Kingman passed away after a short but courageous battle with cancer on Jan. 9, 2004.

Mr. Blevins was born on Aug. 29, 1935, in Great Bend, Kan., and grew up in the town of Chase, Kan. After graduating high school Jim entered the Army to become a decorated Korean War Veteran.

Upon his honorable discharge, Jim married his wife of 47 years, Stella Marker, of Ellinwood, Kan. They moved to California and for the next 44 years Jim provided a wonderful life for his family.

In the summer of 2000 Jim retired from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s department as a heating and refrigeration technician. After settling in Kingman, Jim was able to pursue his love of woodworking. As a result the family will enjoy his crafts for generations to come.

Jim was a devout member of the Catholic Church and a member of the Kingman’s Elk Lodge.

Jim is survived by his wife Stella of Kingman; three children, Kevin (Cindi) of St. George, Utah, Diane Barker of Lancaster, Calif., and Doug (Karen) of Lake Ozark, Mo.; and four grandchildren, Laura, Racheal, Jason and Alex.

Also surviving are Jim’s two brothers, Dave (Linda) of Dallas, Texas, and Ken (Julie) of Sacramento, Calif., and their families.

This proud man will be greatly missed by many.

No public services are planned. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the American Cancer Society.

Kelly Tutch

Kelly Lynne Attebery Tutch, born Feb. 8, 1955, passed away Jan. 14, 2004.

She lived a full life dedicated to her family, as well as the service of others through her medical career.

She is survived by her husband, David Tutch Jr.; daughter, Courtney Arnold; son, Aaron Arnold; daughter-in-law, Beth; stepchildren Vanessa, David and Eric Tutch; grandchildren Claire, Jake, Josh and Keaghan; father, Sylvester Attebery; mother, Ann Weaver; stepfather, Ron Weaver; sister, Ruth Brown; brother, David Attebury; numerous nieces and nephews and many other loved ones.

A memorial service was held Monday, Jan. 19, 2004, at Whitney and Murphy Arcadia Funeral Home, 4800 Indian School Road, Phoenix.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you make donations to Women’s Center, Breast Health Endowment, Scottsdale Healthcare Foundation, 10001 N. 92nd St., Suite 121, Scottsdale, Ariz 85258.

Treathyl H. Harris

Treathyl H. Harris, 65, passed away on Jan. 13, 2004, in Kingman. She was born Jan. 10, 1939, in Newton, Ga.

She is survived by her husband of 49 years, William Harris; two daughters, Janet Hale of Kingman and Lynn Like of Pennsylvania; one son, Raymond Harris of Pennsylvania; two sons-in-laws, Greg Like of Pennsylvania of Robert Hale of Kingman; one daughter-in-law, Sandy Like of Pennsylvania; 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; three sisters; and two brothers.

A memorial service will be held on Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. at the First Assembly of God Church in Kingman. Her remains will be cremated.

Carol Lundy

Carol Lundy, 78, passed away Saturday Jan. 17, 2004, in Fort Worth.

Carol was born Jan. 11, 1926, in Winoka, Minn. She was the owner of Royal Ceramics in Kingman, where she lived for more than 20 years before moving to Fort Worth to be close to her daughter and grandchildren.

Carol was a lovely person who never met a stranger and will be missed dearly.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Royal Lundy, and two brothers, Rod and Roland Berg.

She is survived by: her daughter, Connie Nash of White Settlement, Texas; a son, Ron Lundy of Phoenix, Ariz.; grandchildren Penny Beauchamp of Fort Worth, Tammy Oberst of Weatherford, Texas, and Terry Nash of Irving, Texas; and great-grandchildren Caren and Connie Beauchamp, Kirsten and Blake Jahnke and Brent and Justin Oberst.

Burial was in National Cemetery of Arizona.

Barbara A. Dawson

Barbara Ann Dawson, 76, of Laughlin, Nev., passed away Thursday Jan.16, 2004, in Bullhead City.

Mrs. Dawson was born May 16, 1927, in Toledo, Ohio, to Edwin and Pearl Gilberton.

Mrs. Dawson was a former secretary for the Mohave County Sheriff’s Office and loved to bowl.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard L. Dawson, in April 1999, and by one brother and two sisters.

She is survived by: her son, Lee Dawson of Connecticut; her daughters, Sandra Tate of Casa Grande, Rebecca Raleigh of Peoria, Nancy Pearson of Mesa and Peggy Hoffman of Laughlin, Nev.; 11 grandchildren; and eight great grandchildren.

A graveside service will begin at 3 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 22, 2004, at Mountain View Cemetery, 15506 Skyway Ave., Casa Grande.

Gordon Hunt Jr.

Gordon Hunt Jr., 83 years of age, passed away the evening of Tuesday Jan. 20, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

He was born in Huntsville, Ala., and was a Navy veteran of World War II, serving as an advanced gunner’s mate on a destroyer escort in the South Pacific.

After moving to Kingman in 1962, he was employed for 20 years as a manager of Southern Union Gas Co. in Kingman and Lake Havasu City.

He was Honorary Life Member of Kingman Elks Lodge, a Past District Deputy and Exalted Ruler. Through the years, he was an officer in the Rotary Club, Mohave Chamber of Commerce, Kingman Country Club and was an avid bowler.

As a member of the men’s golf association, he made three holes-in-one on the local golf course.

He also enjoyed traveling with wife Lorraine and friends in their motor home, hunting, fishing, and their fishing cabin in Meadview.

He was preceded in death by a son, Gordon Dee Hunt, his parents, two brothers, two sisters, and a nephew. He is survived by: his wife, Lorraine; three children; three stepchildren; several grandchildren; and great-grandchildren. Also surviving are a sister, two nieces, and a nephew in Huntsville.

He led a good life and was loved by his family and many friends. We will all missed him.

A celebration of his life will be held at 2 p.m. on Sunday Jan. 25, 2004, at Kingman Elks Lodge No. 468, 900 Gates Ave.

Donations may be made to Kingman Cancer Care or a charity of your choice.

John W. McKinney

John W. McKinney, 76, of Kingman passed away Sunday, Jan.18, 2004, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mr. McKinney was born June 23, 1927, in Oklahoma. He was a resident of Kingman for 14 years, moving from Bullhead City.

He was a retired operating engineer who served in the U.S. Army during World War II. He was an avid rabbit hunter who recently discovered a passion for mining.

He is survived by: his wife of 58 years, Shirley McKinney of Kingman; two daughters, Marilyn (Gary) Forkner and Karen (Michael) Woodbury; seven grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his daughter, Carolyn. No visitation is scheduled and cremation is planned.

Don C. Houston

Don C. Houston, 45, of Kingman passed away Friday Jan. 23, 2004, at St. Joseph's Hospital in Phoenix.

Mr. Houston was born March 25, 1958, in Van Nuys, Calif. He moved to Kingman five years ago from California. He has an Army veteran who worked in construction.

He is survived by: his son, Andrew Houston, and his son's mother, Sheri Houston, both of Kingman; his sister, Bonnie Scamaldo, and his brother, Jay Houston, both of Northridge, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews of California.

Services will be held in California on Saturday Jan. 31, 2004. His remains will be cremated.

In lieu of flowers, an account has been set up at Wells Fargo Bank in Andrew Houston’s name.

Aileen V. Pokrasky

Aileen V. Pokrasky, 82, of Kingman passed away Sunday Jan. 18, 2004, in Kingman.

Ms. Pokrasky was born February 22, 1921, in Indiana. She moved to Kingman 40 years ago from New Mexico and retired as a bookkeeper. She was an Army veteran of World War II.

Her only brother, Richard Fisher, died the very same morning as his sister in Minnesota.

She is survived by: her sister Doris Low and her daughter, Jeanne Tucker, both of Kingman; her sister Elinor Landrun of South Carolina; four grandchildren; and 10 great grandchildren. Arrangements were by Sutton Memorial Funeral Home.

Grayson A. Fuller

Grayson Alexander Fuller, 5, was born to John and Kathryn Fuller on Aug. 27, 1998, in Phoenix.

At the age of 2 months, he moved with his parents to Midland, Texas, where, during his life, he brought joy and love to many lives. On Jan. 16, 2004, Grayson entered the arms of his Savior in the presence of his family and his friends from the Voice of Victory Church. At the time of his death, he was enrolled in kindergarten at the Voice of Victory Church, Chosen Generation Homeschool Group.

He is survived by: his parents, John and Kathryn Fuller; his paternal grandparents, Henry and Carolyn Fuller, and his maternal grandparents, Richard and Judith McFarlin; his great-grandparents, Rosalyn Fuller, Glenn Webb and Margaret Nickerson. His many uncles, aunts, cousins, and very special friends from Voice of Victory Church, Grace Presbyterian Church and the community of Midland also survive him.

He was preceded in death by his great-grandparents, Melville Fuller, Ruth Webb, Paul and Marion McFarlin, and Thomas Nickerson; his uncle, Kenneth McFarlin; and cousins Christine Ruth Frei, Natalie Higgins and Samantha Fuller.

Services were held at Voice of Victory Church in Midland, Texas, on Jan. 21, 2004.

Ruby C. Hoel

Ruby Connolly Hoel, 84, of Kingman passed away Tuesday Jan. 20, 2004, in Kingman.

She was the eldest of eight children and was born to Helen and Ivy Connolly on Nov. 14, 1920, in St. Johns. She was raised in St. Johns, where she had raised her children.

She had been a resident of Kingman since 1963.

Ruby was a member of the Church of Christ for Latter-day Saints and was sealed to her sweetheart, Anton Hoel, in the Las Vegas Temple.

She is survived by: her husband, Anton Hoel of Kingman; a sister, Floreen Beattie; a brother, Francis Davis of Phoenix; her sons, Allen Rencher of Eagar and Clinton Rencher of San Diego; a stepson, Jason Hoel of Florida; three daughters, Gail Wilburn of Redding, Calif., Kristine Hart of Hayden, Idaho, and Ginny Hamblin of Kingman; stepdaughters Carolyn Campana of Kingman and Laverna Fletcher of Phoenix; 18 grandchildren; and 29 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by: her parents, Helen and Ivy: her stepfather, Francis Davis; four brothers, James, Noah and Rolland Connolly and Lewis Davis; and one sister, Roberta Jackson.

Ruby was a loving mother and wife and she will be sorely missed. Viewing was Friday Jan. 23, 2004, and the service followed. Burial was in St. Johns.

In lieu of flowers, donations to Kingman Regional Medical Center for comfort care would be appreciated.

Arrangements were made by Sutton Funeral home.

David M. Kimball

David Miller Kimball, 75, of Chloride passed away Friday Jan. 9, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Kimball was born Dec. 5, 1928, in Ayers, Mass. He moved to Mohave County five and a half years ago from Las Vegas, Nev., where he lived 32 years.

Mr. Kimball attended junior college. He served as a fireman 1st class aboard the aircraft carrier USS Salerno Bay in the Atlantic Theater during World War II, receiving two medals for valor.

Following his honorable discharge, he became owner/operator of his own trucking company in New England and California for 11 years. He became a driver for LTR in Las Vegas for 26 years. He drove land tours for his wife, Jessie, a tour director for more than 20 years, traveling throughout the states. He also assisted her on overseas tours and cruises. He and his wife traveled the world extensively together.

David grew up assisting his four brothers and father in the dairy business. The Kimball family was known throughout New England for purebred Holstein cattle. The Clover Hill Farm developed the Rag Apple Knotty Oak prefix for their herds. The animals took numerous blue ribbons in black-and-white-shows, and the Rag Apple bulls were often voted outstanding all-American. His father, Howard Kimball, became chairman of the Dairy Commission of New England. The dairy is now owned by David’s nephew, Richard, and is the largest dairy in New England.

David assisted his wife as co-leader of the Cadette and Senior Girl Scout Troop No. 333 for 11 years. Their troop raised money with holiday gift wrapping at the Montgomery-Ward store in Las Vegas for many years, making it possible to take girls to national parks to primitive camp. David become a member of the Frontier Council and Jessie became president. Both were awarded the Thanks Badge, the highest honorary award in volunteer Girl Scouting, by President Gerald Ford in Washington, D.C., in 1976.

David was a GSA for 11 years. He was a member of the Aurora Fitchburg AF&AH Lodge for 48 years. He was also a charter member of the Zelzah Shrine Temple of Las Vegas and was a Scottish Rite 32nd –degree Mason and a 26-year member of the Legion of Honor (Veterans Auxiliary Corps of the Masonic Order). He also was a member of Amareth.

David loved sailing, water skiing, fishing and camping in Arizona.

He is survived by: his wife, Jessie L. Kimball of Chloride; his son, John H. Kimball of Bedford, N.H.; his daughters Jane Novielli of Londonderry, N.H., and Judith Miller of Nashua, N.H.; two brothers, Dexter Kimball of Leicester, Vt., and Dean Kimball of Westborough, Mass.; one sister, Dorothy Sorvaag of Brookings, Ore.; six grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.

A celebration of his life is scheduled for 1 p.m. on Saturday Feb. 21, 2004, at Trinity Episcopal Church with the Revs. William Crews and Dan Gerrard officiating.

The family suggests memorials be made to: Trinity Episcopal Church, 425 E. Spring St., P.O. Box 590, Kingman, Ariz. 86401; or to a favorite charity.

Junius F. Caldwell

Junius Franklin “Frank” Caldwell, 69, of Kingman died Sunday Jan. 25, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Caldwell was born March 17, 1934, in Catlettsburg, Ky. He moved to Kingman 18 years ago from California. He worked 28 years for Kaiser Steel Corp. in Fontana, Calif., as an annealer. “Frank” liked people – nobody was a stranger. He enjoyed using his home computer and talking on the citizens band radio with his friends.

He was survived by: his wife of 50 years, Ruby Caldwell of Kingman; four sons and daughters-in-law, Steve and Lin Caldwell of Kingman, Larry and Debbie Caldwell of Lake Havasu City and Dave and Peggy Caldwell and Ken and Kathy Caldwell, all of San Bernardino, Calif.; 13 grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. on Wednesday Jan. 28, 2004, .at Sutton Memorial Funeral Home. The funeral will begin at 11 a.m. on Thursday Jan. 29, 2004, at the funeral home.

Joseph E. Neary Jr.

Joseph Edward Neary Jr., 46, of Kingman passed away Tuesday Jan. 27, 2004, at Kingman Regional Medical Center.

Mr. Neary was born on June 20, 1957, in Greenville, S.C. He moved to Kingman nine years ago from Guam. He earned his bachelor of arts degree in accounting and restaurant and bar management. He was also served in the U.S. Marine Corps.

He is survived by: his parents, Joseph and Beulah Neary of Kingman; two brothers and sisters-in-law, Jack and Rita Neary of Stockton, Calif., and Pat and Melody Neary of Harrah, Okla.; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Alice and Steven Wusstig and Debbie and Ron Garden, all of Kingman; and many nieces and nephews.

Family and friends will gather Sunday Feb. 1, 2004, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at 2695 Potter Ave. in his honor. Our handsome Uncle Joey will be especially missed by Ashley Girl, Mickey, Sady Girl, Doc, Rena, Bling-Bling, Nyssa-Mey, Sky-Sky, Steffer, T-Man and Sugar Bear. Whomever our handsome Uncle Joey met through his walk in life had a new friend. He was the smartest man of them all.

Barbara J, Whiteard

Barbara Jean Whiteard, affectionately known as “Midge,” was born to Chick and Bertha Maddux in Kingman on July 18, 1931, and passed away Sunday Jan. 25, 2004, at her home in Kingman.

Midge started school as a small child at the Katherine Mine. At the age of 10, she moved to Kingman and attended school through the 12th grade. After graduating high school, she attended college in Flagstaff. In her early years she worked for the Kingman Unified School District as a manager of the school cafeteria.

She was a member of the board of directors at the Kathryn Heidenriech Adult Center for 27 years and a longtime member of the Mohave County Council on Aging. She was the first director of the Chat-N-Chow Nutrition Program and the director of the Foundation for Senior Living for 19 years. She was also the historian for the Daughters of the Mohave County Pioneers.

Midge was a very loving and supportive mother of two sons, Charlie and John Boone, and the wife of James.

Midge was preceded in death by her husband, James Whiteard, and her son, Charlie Boone.

She is survived by: her son, John of Kingman; a brother, Charles Maddux of Kanab, Utah; five grandchildren, eight great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and many others. She will be missed greatly and is loved by all who knew her.

A celebration of her life will be held Tuesday Feb. 3, 2004, at 11 a.m. at Kingman Church of the Nazarene on Stockton Hill Road.

In lieu of flowers, donations will be accepted by the Foundation for Senior Living or the Kingman Cancer Care Unit.

Arrangements are being handled by Sutton Funeral Home.

Arlene M. Ellis

Arlene Mae Ellis, 62, of Kingman passed away Tuesday Jan. 27, 2004, in Kingman.

Mrs. Ellis was born July 17, 1941, in Pitcrain, N.Y., to William and Margaret LaCross Phillips. She graduated from Harrisville High School in 1960. After residing in Southern California and Farmington, NM., she and her husband moved to Kingman.

Arlene joined TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) in Ventura, Calif., in 1976 and transferred to the Kingman Chapter (AZ No. 287) in 1988, holding office as leader as well as the treasurer. She was a licensed amateur radio operator with the call sign WD6ASB and a member of the Hualapai Amateur Radio Club. She was an avid bingo player at all of the local service clubs.

She is survived by: her husband of 43 years, Charles B. Ellis; her daughter and son-in-law, MaryAnn and Russell Skals; son Charles B. Ellis III; granddaughters Tiffany Skals, Caity Skals, Amber Henderson and Lacey Council; grandsons Jake Ellis, Taylor Council, Russell Skals Jr. and Brandon Skals; her great granddaughter, Brianna Skals; her mother, Margaret Phillips; and brothers Jim, Jerry, Donny, Jack and Larry Phillips, all of Harrisville.

Services will be held at St. Johns United Methodist Church on Monday Feb. 2 at 11 a.m. A reception will follow. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Kingman Cancer Care Unit, Kingman Regional Medical Center, Hualapai Amateur Radio Club, TOPS, Amateur Radio Council or the American Radio Relay League.

Arrangements were by Sutton Funeral Home.

Frances C. Rieck

Frances C. Rieck, 82, of Davenport, Iowa, passed away Monday Jan. 12, 2004, at the Good Samaritan Nursing Center in Davenport.

Mrs. Rieck was born March 1, 1921, in Campus, Ill., to George W. and Margaret (Flood) Finch. She was united in marriage to LaVerne A. Rieck on Jan. 1, 1938, in Davenport. He preceded her in death on March 15, 1980.

Mrs. Rieck retired from Brach’s Candy Co. in 1980 after 20 years of service. She was a past president of the Elks Does BPOE No. 217 (Davenport) and a board member of the Davenport-Bettendorf Women’s Bowling Association.

She loved the Chicago Cubs and was able to attend a game in person. She also loved to cook and to play bingo.

Those left to honor her memory include her sons and daughter-in-law, Rick Rieck of Davenport, Bob, LeRoy and Ron Rieck, all of Davenport, and Les and Grace Rieck of Kingman; daughter Anna Lovdahl of Monmouth, Ill.; 15 grandchildren; 27 great grandchildren; a brother and sister-in-law, George and Dorothy Finch of Davenport; and numerous nieces and nephews. Sons Charles and Roy Sr., sisters Martha and Louise and her parents, George and Margaret, preceded her in death.

Burial was in Davenport Memorial Park Cemetery. Memorials may be made to the family.

The family thanks Good Samaritan Nursing Center for their care.

Jon T. Green

Jon T. Green, 46, passed away Sunday Jan. 25, 2004, in Kingman,.

He was born Dec. 30, 1957, in Bakersfield, Calif. He was a resident of Kingman for seven years, having moved from Riverside, Calif.

Jon worked in construction for over 25 years.

He is survived by: his wife, Deborah Green; his daughters, Lisa (Jason) Dupee of Kingman, Jenny (John) Mitchell of California.; son Brian Green of Las Vegas, Nev.; his mother, Juanita Green of California.; grandsons Treyton and Jordan of Kingman; and granddaughter Elisa Jenkins of Kingman. The service is was held Friday Jan. 30, 2004, at Sutton Funeral Home.


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